The Legend of Zelda BOTW RTX 4090 Ray Tracing Showcase Looks Astonishing in 8K

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A new graphical showcase has been released, showing off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being emulated on PC in 8K resolution on an NVIDIA RTX 4090.

We've seen plenty of Zelda BOTW Cemu videos over the past years, but we haven't seen the open-world Zelda game running on NVIDIA's RTX 4090 GPU. German YouTuber 'Digital Dreams' has now released a new video showing the 2017 title running on NVIDIA's latest GPU complete with his custom ReShade ray tracing preset for enhanced Global Illumination. The results are pretty spectacular, to say the least, and show what a proper next-gen version of Zelda could look like. Of course, you'll need quite the setup to be able to emulate Breath of the Wild with these extreme settings.

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For this video, Digital Dreams uses the above-mentioned GTX 4090 and an AMD Ryzen 9 7950xx CPU combined with plenty of cooling. Check out the new BOTW showcase down below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Wii U and Switch back in 2017. A sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, is slated for a release on the Switch on May 12, 2023.

Open your eyes

No kingdom. No memories. After a 100-year slumber, Link wakes up alone in a world he no longer remembers. Now the legendary hero must explore a vast and dangerous land and regain his memories before Hyrule is lost forever.

Armed only with what he can scavenge, Link sets out to find answers and the resources needed to survive.

Sheikah Slate

A mysterious tablet with a glowing center, Link doesn’t recall seeing anything like it before, and yet there's something familiar about it.

Explore Hyrule

The Sheikah Slate features a map of Hyrule to guide Link’s journey. It also has a scope to identify points of interest from a distance.

Download runes

In certain Shrines, Link can download Runes to learn new abilities to help solve puzzles and unlock secret areas.

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